Shoji Yokouchi Trio Greensleeves 180g LP
180g Vinyl LP! Rare Three Blind Mice Jazz Gem!
“This is the best audiophile system demonstration LP I have heard in ages, and a must-own.” – positive-feedback.com
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Impex has always had a special place in their hearts for Shoji Yokouchis Greensleeves. Standards, original tunes, and traditional pieces (like the title track), are interpreted in unexpectedly funky, soulful ways. The master guitarist is given immeasurable support by organist Yuri Tashiro. Her playing is alternately moody and spry, fiery and funky. Impexs vinyl reissue preserves the originals clear, exacting sound (check out the bass on Tashiros organ!) while improving surface noise and presentation. This rare gem of Tee Fujiis repertoire is yet another entertaining listen for Three Blind Mice fans from their friends at Impex Records!
“I am familiar, of course, with this prestige audiophile label from Japan, but only own two of their recordings: Midnight Sugar and Girl Talk. Both are famous superb recordings, and offer amazing audiophile sound and performances of top notch jazz arrangements. They have been reissued often by TBM and other companies, worldwide. That said, Greensleeves has never been reissued on LP by anyone, anywhere! Maybe Greensleeves was just too exciting, too bold, too dynamic, too melodic, too unusual to include a Hammond B3 organ, or maybe just ALL of the above!”
“I cannot understand how [Chris] Bellman got 100% of the dynamics, power, subterranean deep powerful bass, delicate guitar, bass riffs, and drums all on a 33 RPM release without the instruments colliding into one another. I am shocked by the RTI pressing of such utter quiet and explosive punch… harmonics and layered realistic textures lived in the room as the needle found its groove. Imaging is pin-point stable and precise, and dynamics never overload.”
“If this is not the ultimate audiophile demonstration LP released this year, then none will be released. I dare you to stop listening to this LP once the first cut has commenced! With mostly standards jazzed up for the brilliant musicians to love to play, I was constantly tapping my toes and reminiscing on when I first heard a certain melody. What great fun!”
” …Packaged by Impex in slick classy gloss and full color, Greensleeves is a high-quality production for a top jazz collection. Prediction: this release will triple in price! For those smart enough to buy multiple copies and put extras away, a bonus awaits them! This is the best audiophile system demonstration LP I have heard in ages, and a must-own. Thank you Impex! Greensleeves receives my highest BUY recommendation!” – Robert H. Levi, positive-feedback.com, Read the entire review!
• 180g Vinyl LP!
• Rare Three Blind Mice Jazz Gem!
• Pressed at R.T.I.!
Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
Hajime Ishimatsu, drums
Shoji Yokouchi, electric guitar, folk guitar, gut guitar
Yuri Tashiro, Hammond organ
1. Willow Weep For Me
4. Drink Up Your Vodka Martini
1. New Orleans Sunday
3. Your Watch Is Ten Minutes Slow
Recorded September 6 & 8 1978
Kunimitsu Inaba, Hajime Ishimatsu, Shoji Yokouchi, Yuri Tashiro